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Table 3 Self-reported main reasons for not seeking health care among migrant workers when fallen ill in Beijing (n = 732)

From: Factors associated with health-seeking behavior among migrant workers in Beijing, China

Main reasons n %
Feeling their own diseases not severe enough 485 66.2
Unable to pay medical expenses 65 8.9
Unreasonable charges in medical institutions 51 7.0
Knowing how to deal with diseases themselves 45 6.2
Having no free time 40 5.5
Long distance from medical institutions 13 1.8
Complicated medical procedures 13 1.8
Long queuing and waiting time 12 1.6
Poor service attitude and discrimination 4 0.6
Excessive service 1 0.1
Others 2 0.3
Total 732 100.0
  1. Note: 316 of the total subjects replied they had not yet gotten sick, 1,430 (66.1%) of the remaining 2,162 respondents (2,478 minus 316) answered that they would see a doctor, while the remaining 732 subjects (2,162 minus 1,430) would not seeking health care, the reasons were shown in Table 3.